Totec Recruitment

Logistics Manager


Location: Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

Salary: £45k to £50k (plus bonus)

Hours: Full time

Duration: Permanent

Our prestigious Tier 2 Automotive client based on the outskirts of Swansea urgently require an experienced, Logistics Manager to work within their modern hi-tech manufacturing department. 

This is a fantastic long-term career opening giving the rare opportunity to join an internationally renowned company benefitting from a period of sustained growth.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, with reporting links to the European Logistics Manager, you will manage day to day supply chain activities within an automotive manufacturing facility. You will lead a team of approximately 7 personal who control procurement, planning, stock control, customer services and all forms of transportation. As a member of the site senior management team you’ll be expected take responsibility for all relevant KPI’s, budgets and contribute to the safe and effective running of the site.


  • Hands’ on coaching and mentoring of all team members. Lead team to maximise effectiveness of the operation. Goal setting and assessment to drive improvement.
  • Develop strong relationships with key customers, suppliers and all purchase colleagues from within the European group.
  • Work in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, whilst promoting the requirements of ISO14001. Take control of all site waste with a goal to achieve ‘zero landfill
  • Day to day activities run whilst adhering to guidelines of TS16949.
  • Achieve KPI’s of 100% ‘on time in full’ delivery performance, freight budgets, inventory reduction, accuracy and value. Generate and control budgets for respective spends.
  • Control of pre-production material orders and change management planning to ensure timing is achieved and stock obsolescence is avoided.
  • Responsibility for maintaining accuracy in a timely manner of all software applications relevant to the role e.g. ERP and MRP Systems.
  • As part of the site management team actively participate in all activities to drive the site forward. Particularly in relation to production planning.
  • Drive Lean Manufacturing techniques, specific knowledge in Kan Ban systems would be an advantage
  • Lead cost reduction initiatives relating material, logistics and planning processes


  • Minimum of 3 years Automotive experience at Managerial or Supervisory level.
  • Proven track record of achievement in all aspects of Logistics, MRP systems, planning tools, stock accuracy and transportation.
  • Experience of TS16949 and ISO14001
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience of dealing with both customers and suppliers
  • Good understanding of Lean principles
  • Participative proactive style
  • A track record of developing and up skilling teams.
  • Sound knowledge of Environmental controls and requirements.
  • Computer literate  To ApplyFor a detailed job description or for more information please call and speak to a member of our experienced team or to apply send your CV to Totec today.

Additional Benefits

Employees qualify for the pension scheme, 25 days holiday per year, in addition to statutory.  Two shutdowns for 2 weeks in the summer (1st two weeks of August) and a week at Christmas.  There are a number of additional benefits that include a cycle to work scheme, free vend hot drinks machine, fruit once a week.


Sector: Manufacturing & FMCG

Location: Ammanford


If you wish to apply for this position, request a detailed job description or to find out more please call +44 (01792) 763322 and speak to Rhiannon or

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